China Mobile wants W-CDMA licence

8 Jul 2005

China’s largest cellular operator China Mobile has revealed that it has applied to the government for a W-CDMA 3G licence. The company’s deputy manager Lu Xiandong told Dow Jones that it has asked for a 3G concession based on the standard favoured by European operators and Asian firms such as NTT DoCoMo. The government has still not announced a timetable for its next-generation licensing, but concessions are expected to be awarded based on all three major 3G technologies: W-CDMA, CDMA2000 and the locally-developed TD-SCDMA.

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